Mack Jay Groves IV DPM
Mack Jay Groves IV, DPM
Board-Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon*

Mack Jay Groves IV, DPM is a New Orleans native and founder of Groves Foot & Ankle. Following graduation from Loyola University in New Orleans and Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Groves completed the esteemed three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Northlake Regional Medical Center (currently DeKalb Medical Center) in Tucker, Georgia where he received rigorous training by leaders in the specialty. During his post-graduate training Dr. Groves also completed a trauma fellowship in Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Groves is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Groves is an active member of the Louisiana Podiatric Medical Association where he has served as President and is an active faculty member of The Podiatry Institute where he has served as Chairman.

Sharing an equal passion for developing young practitioners and continuing the education of seasoned professionals, Dr. Groves lectures nationally and is the author of several publications. As a private practitioner he is a respected clinical leader and statewide consultant in treating common and uncommon conditions of the foot and ankle.

Personally, Dr. Groves enjoys outdoor activities, photography, and sharing time with his family and his beloved wife Therese.

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*Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®

Practice Philosophy & Approach

Discovery

We are dedicated to discovering the source of your foot / ankle condition. We understand the intricacies of foot and ankle biomechanics as they relate to the body as a whole. The foot and ankle are not in a vacuum – they are your structural foundation and affect the function of your entire body. Likewise, biomechanical problems above the foot and ankle can affect the function of your foundation. We apply this understanding to discovering and treating the source of dysfunction.

Delivery of Expert Foot & Ankle Care

Conservative (non-surgical) care is our primary method of treatment. As experts in conservative treatment, we believe most foot and ankle conditions can be healed without the use of invasive treatments. You can heal yourself! We provide you with the knowledge, education, and opportunity to both heal your condition and to remain healed.

For patients that do require surgical procedures, Dr. Groves offers Mastery level experience in foot and ankle surgical treatment.

Continuity of Care During & After Treatment

Ensuring continuity of care during treatment. Throughout the recovery process we proactively adjust your care to maximize healing. We are dedicated to minimizing your downtime through conscientiously adjusting the recovery process and preventing re-injury.

Ensuring continuity of care after treatment. Equally important to healing is the concept of remaining healed. During your recovery, our goal is to help you return to full and pain-free activity. We provide you with the knowledge, cues, and cures to adjust to future issues, get back to your life, and out of the doctor’s office!

Publications

Miller SJ, Groves MJ: Principles of Muscle-Tendon Surgery and Tendon Transfers. In McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4th Ed., Williams and Wilkins,
Baltimore, MD, 2012.

Miller SJ, Groves MJ: Principles of Muscle-Tendon Surgery and Tendon Transfers. In McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 3rd Ed., Williams and Wilkins,
Baltimore, MD, 2001.

Groves MJ: The Realign-Resect Arthrodesis Technique. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 2021; 60:807-813.

Groves MJ: Preload Arthrodesis Technique: A corrected Position, Bone-Preserving, and Realigning Procedure. In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update 2015, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Decatur, GA 2017.

Groves MJ: Functional Position Joint Sectioning: Preload method for Lapidus Arthrodesis. In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update 2015, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Decatur, GA 2015.

Groves MJ: Curative Off-loading Surgery of the Diabetic Hallux Ulceration: Addressing intrinsic and extrinsic pathomechanics. In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update 2014, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Decatur, GA 2014.

Groves MJ: A Reliable Clinical Approach for Managing the Diabetic Wound: The W.O.U.N.D.S. Method. In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update 2013, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Decatur, GA 2013.

Groves MJ: The High IMA Hallux Valgus Dilemma: To Austin or Not To Austin … Rationale and Indications. In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update 2012, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Decatur, GA 2012.

Groves, MJ: Curative Healing the Plantar 1st Metatarsal Ulceration. In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update 2011, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Decatur, GA 2011.

Groves, MJ: The Modified Strayer Gastrocnemius Recession: A Technique Guide for the Supine Positioned Patient.

In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update 2010, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Decatur, GA 2010.

Marcoux JT, Groves MJ: Concepts of Bone Healing
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Public Education DVD, 2008

Groves MJ: Platelet Gel: A New Approach in Healing Diabetic Wounds. In Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update ’03, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, GA 2003.

Groves MJ, Marcoux JT, Ruch JA: (Primary research) Mechanical Analysis of two Fibular Fixation Methods: Preliminary Results. In Vickers NS, Miller SJ, Mahan KT (eds.) Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update ‘98, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, GA 1998.

Groves MJ, Stiles RG: Metastatic Breast Cancer Presenting as Heel Pain. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 88:400 1998.

Groves MJ, Stiles RG: Sickle Cell Myonecrosis Involving the Plantar Musculature. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 87:384, 1997.

Groves MJ: Atypical Heel Pain. In Vickers NS, Miller SJ, Mahan KT, Yu GV, Camasta CA (eds), Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update ’97, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, GA 1997.

Alder D, Groves MJ, Taylor R, Ruch JA (eds): Internal Fixation Workbook. Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, GA, 1996.

Groves MJ: Evaluation of the Tibialis Posterior and Achilles Tendons. In Vickers NS, Miller SJ, Mahan KT, Yu GV, Camasta CA, Ruch JA (eds), Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update ’96, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, GA 1996.

Groves MJ, Bresnahan P: Bracing Devices for Pediatric Foot and Leg Deformities. In Camasta CA, Vickers NS, Carter SR (eds), Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, Update ’95, Podiatry Institute Publishing, Tucker, GA 1995.

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